Dichlorvos (DDVP); Notice of Receipt of Request to Amend to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations, 37570-37573 [06-5893]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 37570 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Notices insect pests. Formulations of DDVP include pressurized liquid, granular, emulsifiable concentrate, total release aerosol, and impregnated material. DDVP is applied with aerosols and fogging equipment, with ground spray equipment, and through slow release from impregnated materials, such as resin strips and pet collars. DDVP is registered to control insect pests on agricultural sites; commercial, institutional and industrial sites; and for domestic use in and around homes (i.e., resin strips) and on pets. DDVP is used preplant in mushroom houses, and postharvest in storage areas for bulk, packaged and bagged raw and processed agricultural commodities, food manufacturing/processing plants, animal premises, and non-food areas of food-handling establishments. It is also registered for direct dermal pour-on treatment of cattle and poultry, and swine. DDVP is not registered for direct use on any field grown commodities. The DDVP IRED presents the Agency’s conclusions on the risks posed by exposure to DDVP alone; however, section 408(b)(2)(D)(v) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) directs the Agency also to consider available information on the cumulative risk from substances sharing a common mechanism of toxicity. Because the OP pesticides share a common mechanism of toxicity, the Agency will evaluate the cumulative risk posed by this group before making final reregistration eligibility decisions on individual OPs. During completion of the OP cumulative assessment, the Agency is proceeding with risk assessments and interim risk management for individual OP pesticides. EPA has determined that, but for the cumulative risk assessment, the data base to support DDVP reregistration is substantially complete and that products containing DDVP will be eligible for reregistration, provided the risks are addressed in the manner described in the IRED. After assessing OP cumulative risks, EPA will make a final reregistration decision under section 4(g)(2)(C) for products containing DDVP. When the Agency finalizes decisions for DDVP and other OP pesticides, further risk mitigation may be required for DDVP. On completion of these final decisions for DDVP and other OP pesticides, EPA will also consider all DDVP tolerances, or legal limits, for residues of DDVP in or on food commodities to be reassessed in accordance with the current FFDCA safety standard. EPA is applying the principles of public participation to all pesticides undergoing reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The Agency’s Pesticide VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 Tolerance Reassessment and Reregistration; Public Participation Process, was published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2004 (69 FR 26819) (FRL–7357–9). DDVP was reviewed through the public participation process during which, EPA worked with stakeholders and the public to reach the regulatory decisions for DDVP. The reregistration program is being conducted under Congressionally mandated time frames, and EPA recognizes the need both to make timely reregistration decisions and to involve the public. The Agency is issuing the DDVP IRED for public comment. This comment period is intended to provide an additional opportunity for public input and a mechanism for initiating any necessary amendments to the IRED. All comments should be submitted using the methods in ADDRESSES, and must be received by EPA on or before the closing date. These comments will become part of the Agency Docket for DDVP. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. The Agency will carefully consider all comments received by the closing date and will provide a Response to Comments Memorandum in the Docket and regulations.gov. If any comment significantly affects the document, EPA also will publish an amendment to the IRED in the Federal Register. In the absence of substantive comments requiring changes, the risk management decisions reflected in the DDVP IRED will be implemented as presented. These decisions may be supplemented by further risk mitigation measures when EPA considers its cumulative assessment of the OP pesticides. The Agency received a submission on June 2, 2006, from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), petitioning the Agency to conclude the DDVP Special Review, Reregistration and Tolerance Reassessment processes, and to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for DDVP. This petition has been placed in the public docket. The IRED released today does not constitute a response to this petition. The Agency is currently reviewing this petition and will respond to it in conjunction with all other public comments received, after the comment period on the IRED closes. B. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 4(g)(2) of FIFRA as amended directs that, after submission of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, ‘‘the Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 active ingredient are eligible for reregistration,’’ before calling in product-specific data on individual enduse products and either reregistering products or taking other ‘‘appropriate regulatory action.’’ Section 408(q) of FFDCA, 21 U.S.C. 346a(q), requires EPA to review tolerances and exemptions for pesticide residues in effect as of August 2, 1996, to determine whether the tolerance or exemption meets the requirements of section 408(b)(2) or (c)(2) of FFDCA. This review is to be completed by August 3, 2006. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: June 23, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 06–5892 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0302;FRL–8075–2] Dichlorvos (DDVP); Notice of Receipt of Request to Amend to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticide DDVP. The request would terminate DDVP use in or on: Mushroom house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand held fogger); Warehouse (hand held fogger); Residential Crack and Crevice use; Residential Total Release Fogger; Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram Pest Strip; 65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest Strip. The request would not terminate the last DDVP products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request. In addition, EPA will not approve the request as to the 21 gram, 65 gram, or 80 gram pest strips prior to EPA approving the replacement registrations, E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Notices per the registrant’s May 9, 2006 letter to EPA. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 31, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2002–0302, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305– 5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2002– 0302. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The Federal regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 8038; fax number: (703) 308–8005; email address: eckerson.dayton@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37571 identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to: i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number. iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes. iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced. vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats. viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. II. Background on the Receipt of Requests to Amend Registrations to Delete Uses This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from registrant Amvac Chemical Corporation to amend to terminate uses of DDVP product registrations. DDVP is an organophosphate insecticide and fumigant registered for use in controlling flies, mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches, fleas, and other insect pests. Formulations of DDVP include pressurized liquid, granular, emulsifiable concentrate, total release aerosol, and impregnated material. DDVP is applied with aerosols and fogging equipment, with ground spray equipment, and through slow release from impregnated materials, such as resin strips and pet collars. DDVP is registered to control insect pests on agricultural sites; commercial, institutional and industrial sites; and for domestic use in and around homes (i.e., E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 37572 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Notices resin strips) and on pets. DDVP is used preplant in mushroom houses, and postharvest in storage areas for bulk, packaged and bagged raw and processed agricultural commodities, food manufacturing/processing plants, animal premises, and non-food areas of food-handling establishments. It is also registered for direct dermal pour-on treatment of cattle and poultry, and swine. DDVP is not registered for direct use on any field grown commodities. In a letter dated May 9, 2006, Amvac Chemical Corporation requested EPA to amend to terminate uses of pesticide product registrations identified in this notice (Table 1). Specifically, the request would terminate DDVP use in or on: Mushroom house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand held fogger); Warehouse (hand held fogger); Residential Crack and Crevice use; Residential Total Release Fogger; Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram Pest Strip; 65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest Strip. The request would not terminate the last DDVP products registered for use in the U.S. III. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from a registrant to amend to terminate uses of DDVP product registrations. The affected products and the registrants making the requests are identified in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit. Under section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA, registrants may request, at any time, that their pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more pesticide uses. Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, EPA must provide a 30–day public comment period on the request for voluntary cancellation or use termination. In addition, section 6(f)(1)(C) of FIFRA requires that EPA provide a 180–day comment period on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any minor agricultural use before granting the request, unless: 1. The registrant requests a waiver of the comment period, or 2. The Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment. The DDVP registrant has requested that EPA waive the 180–day comment period. EPA will provide a 30–day comment period on the proposed requests. Unless the Agency determines that there are substantive comments that warrant further review of this request, an order will be issued amending the affected registrations. However, EPA will not approve the request as to the 21 gram, 65 gram, or 80 gram pest strips prior to EPA approving the replacement registrations, per the registrant’s May 9, 2006 letter to EPA. TABLE 1.—DDVP PRODUCT REGISTRATIONS WITH PENDING REQUESTS FOR AMENDMENT Registration No. Product name Company 5481–96 DDVP TECHNICAL GRADE Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481–338 ALCO NO-PEST STRIP Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481–344 AMVAC INSECT STRIP Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481–348 ALCO PEST STRIP Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481–461 AMVOS RESTECH Amvac Chemical Corporation 5481–462 AMVOS LIQUITECH Amvac Chemical Corporation Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for the registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit. TABLE 2.—REGISTRANT REQUESTING VOLUNTARY AMENDMENTS EPA Company No. Company Name and Address 5481 Amvac Chemical Corporation, 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 92660 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 IV. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 in the Federal Register. Thereafter, following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such a request. V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. In any order issued in response to this request for amendments to terminate uses, the Agency proposes to include the following provisions for the treatment of any existing stocks of the pest strip products identified or referenced in Table 1: Amvac’s request for voluntary deletion of pest strip uses is conditioned upon EPA issuing a cancellation order that will not prevent any sale or distribution of product to any end use registrant or supplemental distributor (‘‘Distributor’’) bearing previously approving labeling before PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 December 31, 2007, and will not prevent any sale or distribution of such product by retailers. Amvac’s request is further conditioned upon EPA allowing the sale or distribution of such product by Distributors after that date if such sale or distribution is for purposes of (i) return of material to Amvac, (ii) proper disposal, or (iii) export consistent with the requirements of section 17 of FIFRA. However, with respect to the following uses: • Mushroom house (hand held fogger); • Greenhouse (hand held fogger); • Warehouse (hand held fogger); • Residential Crack and Crevice use; • Residential Total Release Fogger; and • Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals. The Agency proposes to include the following provisions for the treatment of any existing stocks: The distribution, sale or use of any existing stocks of such products will not be permitted, except the EPA intends to allow the sale or distribution for purposes of (i) return of E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Notices List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: June 23, 2006. Debra Edwards, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 06–5893 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than July 17, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. Daniel T Sims and Nicolette B. Sims, Leawood, Kansas, and Daniel T. Sims, co-trustee of the Will Ben Sims Marital Trust and the Patricia L. Sims Family Trust; Stephen L. Riffel and Mary Susan Riffel, Moberly, Missouri; and Mary Susan Riffel as co-trustee of the Patricia L. Sims Family Trust; Will Ben Sims Marital Trust, Moberly Missouri; Patricia L. Sims Family Trust, Moberly, Missouri; to acquire control of Chariton County Bancshares, Inc., Moberly, Missouri, and thereby acquire control of County Bank, Brunswick, Missouri. 16:30 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 27, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–10278 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 26, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–10268 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM material to Amvac, (ii) proper disposal, or (iii) export consistent with the requirements of section 17 of FIFRA. If the request for voluntary use termination is granted, the Agency intends to publish the cancellation order in the Federal Register. VerDate Aug<31>2005 37573 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than July 24, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Cindy West, Manager) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566: 1. S&T Bancorp, Inc., Indiana, Pennsylvania; to acquire up to 9.9 percent of the voting shares of CBT Financial Corporation, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, and thereby indirectly acquire Clearfield Bank and Trust Company, Clearfield, Pennsylvania. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Privacy Act System of Records General Services Administration ACTION: Notice of a system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 AGENCY: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of the designation of the FedBizOpps (FBO) (GSA/OAP–4) system as a system of records under the Privacy Act. The purpose of FedBizOpps is to collect, maintain, and disseminate information on Federal procurement solicitations to the public. The system also collects voluntary contact information (e-mail address) on individuals and company information on vendors who use FedBizOpps to find and respond to Federal business opportunities for their products and/or services. System information is used to administer and manage Federal buyer access, maintain interested vendor lists, and keep vendors informed of Federal solicitations of business interest. DATES: This notice for the FedBizOpps (FBO) system will become effective on August 9, 2006 unless comments received on or before that date result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Comments should be directed to Stuart Dvorkin, FBO Program Manager, FedBizOpps Program Office, General Services Administration, Federal Supply Service (GSA/FIB), Crystal Mall Four, Room 804 (CM4– 804), 1901 South Bell Street, Arlington VA 22202–4502. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: GSA Privacy Act Officer (CIB), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington DC 20405; telephone (202) 501–1452. Dated: June 20, 2006. JUNE V. HUBER Director, Office ofInformation Management GSA/ OAP–4 SYSTEM NAME: FedBizOpps (FBO) SYSTEM LOCATION: Records are maintained in electronic form in the GSA Federal Supply Service E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 126 (Friday, June 30, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 06-5893]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302;FRL-8075-2]


Dichlorvos (DDVP); Notice of Receipt of Request to Amend to 
Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations

AGENCY:  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY:  In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is 
issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to amend 
their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing 
the pesticide DDVP. The request would terminate DDVP use in or on: 
Mushroom house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand held fogger); 
Warehouse (hand held fogger); Residential Crack and Crevice use; 
Residential Total Release Fogger; Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram 
Pest Strip; 65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest 
Strip. The request would not terminate the last DDVP products 
registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this 
request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless 
the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that 
would merit its further review of the request. In addition, EPA will 
not approve the request as to the 21 gram, 65 gram, or 80 gram pest 
strips prior to EPA approving the replacement registrations,

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per the registrant's May 9, 2006 letter to EPA. Upon acceptance of this 
request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this 
notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is 
consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

DATES:  Comments must be received on or before July 31, 2006.

ADDRESSES:  Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The 
Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2002-0302. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The Federal regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' 
system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through 
regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and 
included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made 
available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA 
recommends that you include your name and other contact information in 
the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot 
contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your 
comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, 
any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index. 
Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly 
available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available 
only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are 
available either in the electronic docket at http://
www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP 
Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation 
of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 
305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dayton Eckerson, Special Review and 
Reregistration Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-8038; fax 
number: (703) 308-8005; e-mail address: eckerson.dayton@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human 
health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide 
users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, 
or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through 
regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the 
information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or 
CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as 
CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the 
specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one 
complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as 
CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information 
claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. 
Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with 
procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
    2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
    i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
    ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
reproduced.
    vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

II. Background on the Receipt of Requests to Amend Registrations to 
Delete Uses

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from registrant 
Amvac Chemical Corporation to amend to terminate uses of DDVP product 
registrations. DDVP is an organophosphate insecticide and fumigant 
registered for use in controlling flies, mosquitoes, gnats, 
cockroaches, fleas, and other insect pests. Formulations of DDVP 
include pressurized liquid, granular, emulsifiable concentrate, total 
release aerosol, and impregnated material. DDVP is applied with 
aerosols and fogging equipment, with ground spray equipment, and 
through slow release from impregnated materials, such as resin strips 
and pet collars. DDVP is registered to control insect pests on 
agricultural sites; commercial, institutional and industrial sites; and 
for domestic use in and around homes (i.e.,

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resin strips) and on pets. DDVP is used preplant in mushroom houses, 
and postharvest in storage areas for bulk, packaged and bagged raw and 
processed agricultural commodities, food manufacturing/processing 
plants, animal premises, and non-food areas of food-handling 
establishments. It is also registered for direct dermal pour-on 
treatment of cattle and poultry, and swine. DDVP is not registered for 
direct use on any field grown commodities. In a letter dated May 9, 
2006, Amvac Chemical Corporation requested EPA to amend to terminate 
uses of pesticide product registrations identified in this notice 
(Table 1). Specifically, the request would terminate DDVP use in or on: 
Mushroom house (hand held fogger); Greenhouse (hand held fogger); 
Warehouse (hand held fogger); Residential Crack and Crevice use; 
Residential Total Release Fogger; Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals; 21 gram 
Pest Strip; 65 gram Pest Strip; 80 gram Pest Strip; and 100 gram Pest 
Strip. The request would not terminate the last DDVP products 
registered for use in the U.S.

III. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    This notice announces receipt by EPA of a request from a registrant 
to amend to terminate uses of DDVP product registrations. The affected 
products and the registrants making the requests are identified in 
Tables 1 and 2 of this unit.
    Under section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA, registrants may request, at any 
time, that their pesticide registrations be canceled or amended to 
terminate one or more pesticide uses. Section 6(f)(1)(B) of FIFRA 
requires that before acting on a request for voluntary cancellation, 
EPA must provide a 30-day public comment period on the request for 
voluntary cancellation or use termination. In addition, section 
6(f)(1)(C) of FIFRA requires that EPA provide a 180-day comment period 
on a request for voluntary cancellation or termination of any minor 
agricultural use before granting the request, unless:
    1. The registrant requests a waiver of the comment period, or
    2. The Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide 
would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
    The DDVP registrant has requested that EPA waive the 180-day 
comment period. EPA will provide a 30-day comment period on the 
proposed requests.
    Unless the Agency determines that there are substantive comments 
that warrant further review of this request, an order will be issued 
amending the affected registrations. However, EPA will not approve the 
request as to the 21 gram, 65 gram, or 80 gram pest strips prior to EPA 
approving the replacement registrations, per the registrant's May 9, 
2006 letter to EPA.

Table 1.--DDVP Product Registrations with Pending Requests for Amendment
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Registration No.             Product name           Company
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5481-96                           DDVP TECHNICAL      Amvac Chemical
                                   GRADE               Corporation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5481-338                          ALCO NO-PEST STRIP  Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5481-344                          AMVAC INSECT STRIP  Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5481-348                          ALCO PEST STRIP     Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5481-461                          AMVOS RESTECH       Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5481-462                          AMVOS LIQUITECH     Amvac Chemical
                                                       Corporation
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Table 2 of this unit includes the name and address of record for 
the registrant of the products listed in Table 1 of this unit.

          Table 2.--Registrant Requesting Voluntary Amendments
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             EPA Company No.                  Company Name and Address
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5481                                       Amvac Chemical Corporation,
                                            4695 MacArthur Court, Suite
                                            1250, Newport Beach, CA
                                            92660
------------------------------------------------------------------------

IV. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide 
product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations 
be canceled or amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further 
provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice 
of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register. Thereafter, 
following the public comment period, the Administrator may approve such 
a request.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

    Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products 
which are currently in the United States and which were packaged, 
labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the 
cancellation action.
    In any order issued in response to this request for amendments to 
terminate uses, the Agency proposes to include the following provisions 
for the treatment of any existing stocks of the pest strip products 
identified or referenced in Table 1: Amvac's request for voluntary 
deletion of pest strip uses is conditioned upon EPA issuing a 
cancellation order that will not prevent any sale or distribution of 
product to any end use registrant or supplemental distributor 
(``Distributor'') bearing previously approving labeling before December 
31, 2007, and will not prevent any sale or distribution of such product 
by retailers. Amvac's request is further conditioned upon EPA allowing 
the sale or distribution of such product by Distributors after that 
date if such sale or distribution is for purposes of (i) return of 
material to Amvac, (ii) proper disposal, or (iii) export consistent 
with the requirements of section 17 of FIFRA.
    However, with respect to the following uses:
     Mushroom house (hand held fogger);
     Greenhouse (hand held fogger);
     Warehouse (hand held fogger);
     Residential Crack and Crevice use;
     Residential Total Release Fogger; and
     Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals.
    The Agency proposes to include the following provisions for the 
treatment of any existing stocks: The distribution, sale or use of any 
existing stocks of such products will not be permitted, except the EPA 
intends to allow the sale or distribution for purposes of (i) return of

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material to Amvac, (ii) proper disposal, or (iii) export consistent 
with the requirements of section 17 of FIFRA.
    If the request for voluntary use termination is granted, the Agency 
intends to publish the cancellation order in the Federal Register.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests.

    Dated: June 23, 2006.
Debra Edwards,
Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 06-5893 Filed 6-29-06; 8:45 am]
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